SCARDUST & Special Guest Patty Gurdy Unveil Epic Video For “Concrete Cages”

Progressive Metal Act SCARDUST & Special Guest Patty Gurdy Unveil Epic Video For “Concrete Cages”

New Music Video Shot On-Location In Tel Aviv;
Band Announces 2022 Festival

Israel’s progressive/symphonic metal wizards SCARDUST – joined by special guests Patty Gurdy and the Hellscore choir – have unveiled the music video for “Concrete Cages,” the latest single from their critically acclaimed sophomore concept album “Strangers.” The compelling mix of beautifully-shot rooftop performance footage, gorgeous forest scenery and an underlying concept that plays out through the very final seconds of the video can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9El7fWOPpY0. The full album – described by Dead Rhetoric as “captivating from start to finish” – can be streamed on all major digital platforms or purchased on CD and limited-edition gray smoke vinyl at https://smarturl.com/scardust2020
 
Says Patty Gurdy“Working with Scardust is like working with a group of wizards. The whole band consists of extremely skilled musicians and their creative energy is absolutely inspiring.”
 
Says vocalist Noa Gruman, “Filming ‘Concrete Cages’ was unbelievable. As soon as it was possible for Patty to finally make the trip to Tel Aviv, she hopped on a plane in a heartbeat. Patty is not only an amazing artist, but also an incredible human being. She has always believed in our music and never gave up on us. Hellscore is simply a family. They are always there for me, whether in the scorching sun or on a freezing night like the one we had on that glamorous skyscraper rooftop. The production was managed by the spirited Lahav Levi who worked round the clock to ensure that every second and every frame in this video is as close to perfect as could be. I hope you will be able to see the passion and love that was put into it. ‘Concrete Cages’ finally has the video it deserves!”

SCARDUST has also announced their latest wave of live performances. The band will be making its return to festival stages this summer with appearances at the 2022 Dong Open Air Festival in Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany on July 14th, and at the 2022 Wacken Open Air Festival in August. The group will also be performing another hometown show on July 9th at the Gagarin Club in Tel Aviv, Israel to celebrate the 5th anniversary of their debut full-length, “Sands of Time.” The group’s most recent Tel Aviv performance – where they were joined by Gurdy in-person – was livestreamed throughout the world and can be viewed at https://youtu.be/jaVw_OHzVB0.
 
SCARDUST persevered through the challenges presented by the events of 2020 and ended that year by releasing their acclaimed sophomore record “Strangers,” a unique concept album built of complementary song pairs working from the outside in. The clip for “Concrete Cages” joins an impressive array of music videos – all available for viewing at www.youtube.com/Scardust – that further demonstrate the degree to which different tracks from the album are thematically connected. The makeup of the band continued to evolve in 2021, as bassist Yanai Avnet and keyboardist Itai Portugali said an amicable goodbye to SCARDUST, and the group officially welcomed into the fold longtime songwriting collaborator Orr Didi (bass) and longtime friend of the band Aaron Friedland (keyboards).
 
Mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Devin Townsend, Arch Enemy), “Strangers” was written and composed jointly by SCARDUST vocalist Noa Gruman and Didi, who also collaborated with the band on their full-length debut “Sands of Time” and their 2015 EP “Shadow.” The album features guest appearances by Gurdy, the Hellscore choir (Orphaned Land, Amorphis, Ayreon) and England’s prestigious Westbrook Hay Prep School Chamber Choir.
 
Gruman was also featured as a guest lead vocalist on Therion’s latest record, “Leviathan” (Nuclear Blast), released in January 2021. This is in addition to an already-impressive list of recent guest vocal appearances, which also include Amorphis’ 2018 record “Queen of Time,” Orphaned Land’s 2018 album “Unsung Prophets and Dead Messiahs” and Ayreon’s recently released “Transitus.”
 
Israel’s leading progressive metal group, SCARDUST has performed at such major festivals as Ramblin’ Man Fair (UK), Metaldays (Slovenia) and Midi (China). In addition, the band hosts the annual “Scarfest” event in their home country, where they’ve also appeared alongside the likes of Therion, Epica and Symphony X.
 
SCARDUST is:
Noa Gruman – Vocals
Yadin Moyal – Guitar
Aaron Friedland – Keyboards
Orr Didi – Bass
Yoav Weinberg – Drums
 
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